Recommendations for Electronic Availability of Reports

Section 306.007 and Section 2052.0021, Government Code, require the legislative council to make a recommendation regarding the electronic format of certain information that is required to be made available to members of the legislature or legislative agencies. Below are the council's recommendations for each statute. These recommendations are also published in the Texas Register.

Section 306.007

The Texas Legislative Council's recommendation for the requirement of Section 306.007, Government Code, that a "state officer or board, commission, or other agency in the executive branch of state government, and an agency in the judicial branch of state government other than a court, shall make reports required by law and minutes of meetings of the agency's governing body available to members of the legislature and to agencies in the legislative branch of state government in an electronic format determined by the Texas Legislative Council" is that a state agency should:

  • format the report or the minutes of the meeting in HTML format, PDF format, or text file format, and
  • place the report or the minutes of the meeting on the agency's website.
Section 2052.0021

The Texas Legislative Council's recommendation for the requirement of Section 2052.0021, Government Code, that a "state agency shall make each report required by law available to members of the legislature in an electronic format determined by the Texas Legislative Council" is that a state agency should:

  • format the report in HTML format, PDF format, or text file format,
  • place the report on the agency's website, and
  • provide notice to each legislator of the address (URL) of the report on the agency's website.

If an entity to which Section 306.007 or 2052.0021, Government Code, applies does not have a website, the entity may use one of the contractors with which the Department of Information Resources has contracted to provide web development and hosting services. These contracts have been competitively procured, so the entity may contact the vendors directly. For more information on web development and hosting services, please contact DIR at (512) 475-4700.